Been bumming around in North AZ since last Friday. I was in Show Low, AZ over the weekend. Not one of my best choices. Maybe I should avoid towns named after poker hands. Actually it was the weather. I went from Tucson where it was sunny and warm to higher elevation. It was cool and very windy in Show Low. We even had rain. I know I will get no sympathy from my midwest followers.
I am now in Cottonwood, AZ. Back to sunshine and 70 degrees. Cottonwood may be perfect. A beautiful state campground, Dead Horse Ranch, a half mile from a nice tourist area with about a dozen restaurants and coffee shops (cooking problem solved). I also learned that I know nothing about mountain biking. In 5 minutes on a real trail I had been scratched, bruised stalled out on several little hills and my new bike has a flat tire. Maybe time for a lesson.
Yesterday was St. Patrick’s day. I packed no green so I had to go buy a new shirt.